I have kept nothing back from you, men of Corinth; I have opened my heart to you.
And I will be glad to spend all I have and all I am for your sake. Are you going to love me the less for loving you so intensely?
For I was in great trouble and distress of mind when I wrote you, and I shed many tears as I did it, yet it was not to hurt your feelings, but to make you realize the extraordinary affection I have for you.
I do not mean this as a reflection upon you, for as I said before, you will always have a place in my heart whether I live or die.
You senseless Galatians! Who has bewitched you, when you had Jesus Christ shown crucified right before your eyes?
for you know that everyone, slave or free, will be rewarded by the Lord for his good conduct.
For God is my witness how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus himself.
And you at Philippi know as well as I do, that in the early days of the good news, after I left Macedonia, no church but yours went into partnership and opened an account with me.